Do you believe that you can change the world? Teenagers are often criticised for having lots of idealism but not much focus, while those in their 30s and 40s tend to have plenty of focus and not much idealism. But people in their 20s, well, they’re in the perfect place, balancing a lingering idealism with an increasing sense of focus.
This means that people in their 20s – people like you – are key to social change.
You are at a time of life when people tend to set life goals and start working energetically towards them. This is where Mobilise comes in. What a great opportunity this year’s conference is to get fired up about discipleship, mission, church-planting and changing our nation.
Whatever you feel God is calling you to now or in the future, it is crucial to remember that a key ingredient in a radical discipleship lifestyle is a commitment to social justice and caring for the poor.
I’m not just talking about giving a little to church offerings and praying occasionally for those helping the poor in your neighbourhood. That’s all good, but there is much more that can be done.
Every young adult needs a bit of a vision to change society by getting stuck in with the tough issues. That’s what radical New Testament churches should be doing all over the country. You are probably ideally placed to make a contribution – what’s it going to be?
Making a difference at Mobilise - a foodbank offering
The Newfrontiers Jubilee+ team has been asked to join in this year at Mobilise by helping to promote social action and social justice at the event. So we’ll be there on the Wednesday, when we’ll be taking a huge collection of food which you (yes, you!) are going to bring. And we are going to give it all away to people in need through a food bank at Kirby, near Liverpool. We are also going to be around in the Global Zone on the Wednesday so look out for us there – come and talk to us about why Christians must care for the poor and how you can get involved.